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Pre-Conference Workshop (Optional)

New Frontiers in Curriculum Mapping for Cohesive Instruction and Outreach Programs

Stephanie Graves (Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Outreach) @ Texas A&M University
Sarah LeMire (First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian) @ Texas A&M University

Thursday, May 3, 1:30-4:30pm
Royal Sonesta Houston Gallaria
$95 per person

***Registration for this workshop is now closed!

Libraries commonly participate in resource fairs and hold orientation events in order to familiarize incoming students with the library and reduce the level of library anxiety these students may be experiencing. This resource awareness is vital to laying the foundation for later information literacy instruction. Without the benefit of a programmatic approach to connect outreach events to one another and to information literacy instruction, it can be difficult to provide students with clear, consistent and scaffolded messaging about the library and information literacy.

Librarians have become adept at using curriculum mapping techniques to identify potential insertion points for library instruction and to develop a scaffolded approach to information literacy instruction. However, curriculum mapping strategies can be broadened to include library outreach, which can inform library services in several ways. First, it can help libraries better identify gaps and synergies between instruction and outreach messaging. Next, it can be instrumental in identifying underserved or target populations such as incoming students, at-risk students, and non-library users. Finally, it can help the library balance staffing and resources with programmatic goals and learning objectives.

In this preconference, librarians from Texas A&M University will walk participants through the process of applying curriculum mapping techniques to library instruction and outreach programs. Participants will be encouraged to bring documentation from their own library in order to engage in an activity that asks them to identify and map learning outcomes for library instruction and outreach events, implement a scaffolded programmatic instruction and outreach plan that maximizes impact, and create a map for their local context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Objective 1: Identify the primary elements of curriculum mapping in order to develop a cohesive instruction and outreach program map.
  • Objective 2: Examine instruction and outreach activities, learning objectives and audiences in order to find commonalities, duplications, and areas of shared impact.
  • Objective 3: Create a cohesive instruction and outreach curriculum map in order to apply the mapping technique.
  • Objective 4: Analyze instruction and outreach staffing, frequency, reach, and return on investment in order to inform future instruction and outreach programming decisions.


3 Hours

Recommended Readings/Preparation

Participants are encouraged to bring background materials and documentation from their own library for a target population (freshman, engineering majors, grad students, etc.). If unavailable, sample materials will be provided.

Background materials and documentation include:

  • List of the typical classes they teach for the target population.
  • List of typical outreach events for the target population.
  • Associated learning outcomes for instruction and outreach for the target population.


Payment can be made by check, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Mail or fax (734-561-4527) the LOEX 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop Payment Form.
  • To pay with a credit card by phone, call 734-340-2653.
  • There is no online payment option for the pre-conference.
  • You will not be sent a formal invoice; once you are registered, just please pay using the form.